Shrewsbury Health, Safety & Environmental Manager Tony Kempton, has received an award at the inaugural Birmingham Health, Safety and Environment (BHSEA) Member Awards ceremony.
The event, held at Walsall Football Club, was attended by a host of businesses and Tony was presented with the first award of the event, the Members Spotlight Award, which recognises the most engaged member of the year.
BHSEA is a West Midlands member-based charity association, run by volunteers, and exists to support, expand the knowledge, and enhance connections for those who work in or who are responsible for health, safety, and environment in their workplace.
Awards host and BHSEA Chair, Wayne Bishop, explained that Tony had been chosen for his dedication, support and active engagement in raising the profile of BHSEA and getting involved in many of the member activities such as the monthly events, social media, and training.
Wayne said Tony was great at generating member referrals by encouraging local businesses to join BHSEA, and for being a positive role model for the sector.
The Awards programme, introduced for the first-time last year, is designed to showcase, celebrate, and acknowledge the much-valued contributions and success of members in five different award categories. Four of the awards were decided upon by BHSEA’s Trustees, and one of the awards was voted for exclusively by BHSEA members, in an online poll.
Tony, who works at the Shrewsbury-based ARH Group, a facilities management, building services and process engineering company, said he was overwhelmed by being recognised in this way by BHSEA. “I was really surprised to receive the accolade in the awards’ inaugural year but very grateful. I am always happy to recommend BHSEA to my professional network as it is a friendly association, where likeminded people are able to meet up once a month to listen and engage with individual experts or organisations that are there to speak about their experience and expertise.
“It is invaluable in my work as Health and Safety Manager, enabling me to maintain and top-up my skills and knowledge.”
BHSEA Chair and awards host, Wayne Bishop, added: “Despite the challenging economic conditions for many, the remarkable resilience demonstrated by the BHSEA members serves as a testament to the unwavering commitment, hard work, and dedication for the protection of people and safeguarding of businesses.”
Any individuals or businesses that are interested in becoming members, or attending a future event, can find out more about the organisation, its members and event programme by visiting www.bhsea.org.uk.
CAPTION: BHSEA Chair Wayne Bishop, left, presenting the award to Tony Kempton.